Women in Greek Tragedy

Course Dates: 
Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 2011
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Carl Ricciardelli
Course Catalogs: 
2011 Fall

We’ll focus on justice as portrayed in the stories of four women of Greek tragedy: Iphigenia, Electra, Antigone, and Medea. After a general introduction to Greek tragedy and specific background on the plays, we’ll view the Greek films, Electra, Iphigenia, and Antigone (in Greek with English subtitles) and the modern English film, Medea. Each viewing will be followed by class discussion. Recommended text: Seven Famous Greek Plays, edited by Whitney J. Oates and Eugene O’Neill, Jr., ISBN numbers: ISBN-10: 0394701259 and ISBN-13: 978-0394701257. Cost $4.15 (new), from $0.01 (used).

Carl Ricciardelli (cfr666@bellsouth.net) holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics and an MS in counseling psychology. He has been fascinated for many years with the impact of new ideas on his own changing views of the world.